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Announcement of Changes in Representative Directors, Directors, Statutory Auditors and Executive Officers

Date
31 May 2007

Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd., announces that, at a meeting of the NSG Board of Directors held today, the below-mentioned changes in the positions of representative directors, directors, statutory auditors and executive officers were tentatively decided. The decisions will be made official by resolutions at the 141st Ordinary Shareholders' General Meeting which will be held on June 28, 2007and at a meeting of the NSG Board of Directors to be held following the shareholders meeting.

1. Changes in Representative Directors (effective as of June 28, 2007)

 

( Current Position )

( New Position )

Tomoaki Abe

Representative Director/Vice Chairman

Director Vice Chairman

Masakuni Nitta

Director/Senior Managing Officer

Representative Director
Executive Vice President

 

2. Changes in Directors (effective as of June 28, 2007)

(1) Candidates for new directors



Director

Hiroyoshi Koshiba

Director

Pat Zito

Director

Mike Powell

Director

Takeshi Horiguchi

Director

Takashi Murakami



(2) Retiring directors

Director

Toshikazu Kondo

Director

Kazuyuki Izumi



3. Changes in Statutory Auditors (effective as of June 28, 2007)

(1) Candidates for new statutory auditors

Statutory Auditor (full time)

Naotaka Todoroki

(currently, Managing Officer)

Statutory Auditor

Akihiko Nakamura

(Corporate Adviser, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd )

Statutory Auditor

Isao Watanabe

(Chartered Accountant)



(2) Retiring statutory auditors

Statutory Auditor (full time)

Kiyohiko Ichinohe

 

Statutory Auditor

Isao Uchigasaki

Chairman of the Board, Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.)

Statutory Auditor

Shoichi Ohi

(Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, Tokyo Denki University)

4. Changes in Executive Officers (effective as of June 28, 2007)

(1) Candidates for new executive officers



Executive Vice President

Stuart Chambers

(currently, Director, Head of Flat Glass Business and Head of BP Business Line)

Senior Executive Officer

Pat Zito

(currently, Head of Automotive Business Line)

Senior Executive Officer

Mike Powell

(currently, General Manager of Corporate Finance Dept., Flat Glass Support Functions)

Senior Executive Officer

Tim Izzett

(currently, General Manger of Corporate Human Resources Dept., Corporate Headquarters and General Manger of Human Resources Dept., Flat Glass Support Functions)

Senior Executive Officer

Vito Sassanelli

(currently, Deputy General Manager of Production, Automotive Business Line)

Senior Executive Officer

Stephen Pownall

(currently, General Manager of Corporate Information Systems Dept., Corporate Headquarters and General Manager of Information Systems Dept., Flat Glass Support Functions)

Senior Executive Officer

Paul McKeon

(currently, General Manager of Manufacturing Operations & Technology and General Manager of Float manufacturing Division of Manufacturing Operations & Technology, BP Business Line)

Senior Executive Officer

Mark Lyons

(currently, General Manager of BP Regional Operations, BP Business Line)

Senior Executive Officer

Tom Rae

(currently, General Manger of Procurement Dept., Flat Glass Support Functions)

Executive Officer

Minoru Imanishi

(currently, General Manager of BP Japan and General Manager of Sales Div., BP Business Line)

Executive Officer

Tony Shaw

(currently, Deputy General Manger of Region VP, Automotive Business Line)

Executive Officer

Paul Ruddlesdin

(currently, Deputy General Manager of OE Sales and Marketing, Automotive Business Line

Executive Officer

Vittore de Leonibus

(currently, General Manger of Engineering Div., BP Business Line)

 

(2) Retiring executive officers

Executive Officer

Toru Ito

(Expected to become an Officer)

Executive Officer

Itsuo Umemoto

(Expected to become an Officer)

Executive Officer

Yoshinobu Kato

(Expected to become an Officer)

Executive Officer

Takao Kawasaki

 Expected to become an Officer)

Executive Officer

Chiharu Hisamoto

(Expected to become an Officer)

Executive Officer

Masaaki Funaki

(Expected to become an Officer)

Executive Officer

Seiichiro Honjo

(Expected to become an Officer)

Executive Officer

Shinichiro Yokoyama

(Expected to become an Officer)



(For Convenient Reference)

After the changes, directors, statutory auditors and executive officers will be as follows (effective as of June 28, 2007):

1. Directors (12)

Representative Director/Chairman & CEO

Yozo Izuhara

Director Vice Chairman

Tomoaki Abe

Representative Director

Katsuji Fujimoto

Representative Director

Masakuni Nitta

Director

Stuart Chambers

Director

Hiroyoshi Koshiba

Director

Pat Zito

Director

Mike Powell

Director

Takeshi Horiguchi

Director

Takashi Murakami

External Director

Noritaka Kurauchi

External Director

Kozo Okumura



2. Statutory Auditors (5)



Statutory Auditor (full time)

Togo Tanaka

Statutory Auditor (full time)

Naotaka Todoroki

Statutory Auditor

Kowashi Watanabe

Statutory Auditor

Akihiko Nakamura

Statutory Auditor

Isao Watanabe



3. Executive Officers

(23: An asterisk (* indicates that the said executive officer serves concurrently as a director).



* President

Katsuji Fujimoto

 

* Executive Vice President

Stuart Chambers

Head of Flat Glass Business and Head of BP Business Line

* Executive Vice President

Masakuni Nitta

 

Senior Executive Officer

Kazuyuki Izumi

 

* Senior Executive Officer

Hiroyoshi Koshiba

General Manger of Corporate Finance Dept., Corporate Headquarters

Senior Executive Officer

Toshikazu Kondo

General Manager of R&D Dept., Corporate Headquarters

* Senior Executive Officer

Pat Zito

Head of Automotive Business Line

* Senior Executive Officer

Mike Powell

General Manger of Business Finance Dept., Flat Glass Support Functions

Senior Executive Officer

Tim Izzett

General Manager of Corporate Human Resources Dept., Corporate Headquarters and General Manager of Human Resources Dept., Flat Glass Support Functions

Senior Executive Officer

Vito Sassanelli

Deputy General Manager of Production, Automotive Business Line

Senior Executive Officer

Stephen Pownall

General Manager of Corporate Information Systems Dept., Corporate Headquarters and General Manager of Information Systems Dept., Flat Glass Support Functions

* Senior Executive Officer

Takeshi Horiguchi

General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept., Corporate Headquarters

Senior Executive Officer

Paul McKeon

General Manager of Manufacturing Operations & Technology and General Manager of Float manufacturing Div. of Manufacturing Operations & Technology, BP Business Line

* Senior Executive Officer

Takashi Murakami

Head of Speciality Glass Material Business

Senior Executive Officer

Mark Lyons

General Manager of BP Regional Operations, BP Business Line

Senior Executive Officer

Tom Rae

General Manager of Procurement Dept., Flat Glass Support Functions

Executive Officer

Minoru Imanishi

General Manager of BP Japan and General Manager of Sales Div., BP Business Line

Executive Officer

Tony Shaw

Deputy General Manger of Region VP, Automotive Business Line

Executive Officer

Tsunefumi Nakagawa

General Manager of GF Business Line, Speciality Glass Material Business

Executive Officer

Toshiyuki Nakazawa

General Manager of Corporate General Affairs Dept., Corporate Headquarters

Executive Officer

Keiji Yoshikawa

Head of IT Business Line and General Manager of Planning Office, Speciality Glass Material Business

Executive Officer

Paul Ruddlesdin

Deputy General Manager of OE Sales & Marketing, Automotive Business Line

Executive Officer

Vittore de Leonibus

General Manager of Engineering Div., BP Business Line